Safety Razor Compendium by Robert Waits


A reference source for safety razor collectors. This is a down-loadable version (v. 1.2) containing an updated PDF file that makes it easier than ever to browse and search through safety razor history. Requires a broadband connection and 200 MB of disk space for downloading. See examples in the photo window on this page. By far the best source of detailed safety razor information in existence. 

17 Reviews

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  • 4
    Waits Compendium

    Posted by Thom on 23rd Mar 2020

    VERY handy for noobs to identify some razors and companies but isn't easily read (for me anyway) and isn't exhaustive. A damned sight better than I could have done, though.

  • 5
    The Compendium

    Posted by Ed Black on 2nd Jan 2020

    I should have bought this 5 years ago...

  • 5
    Safety Razor Compendium

    Posted by David Zwaaf on 1st Sep 2019

    An excellent resource for all safety razors replete with color photographs. The actual book only has black and white images so the digital download really helps in identification

  • 5
    Excellent source for safety razors

    Posted by Jozsef Toth on 23rd Apr 2019

    An outstanding reference book on safety razors, it is a 'must to have book' for every collector!

  • 5
    Outstanding reference

    Posted by Russ Bell on 11th Jun 2018

    This is an outstanding reference work on safety razors, extensively illustrated with color photos. The author obviously did an exhaustive amount of work to compile this. A great benefit to the collector community.

  • 5
    597 pages of great reference material and illustrations galore

    Posted by Kal Samulonis on 24th Feb 2018

    Great reference book with company history, patents, date codes, adverts and tons of illustrations and photos on every page. It will help you date any collectables you find and inspire you to search and collect things you didn't previously know existed. ... it’s razor porn if ever there was.

  • 4
    A lot of information, but the directory is not full

    Posted by Tagir on 26th Oct 2017

    Directory information a lot.

    But it is mostly superficial.

    Although the author very great respect.

    In short, I do not regret that bought.

  • 4
    High Resolution PDF File

    Posted by Richard Wood on 12th Sep 2017

    A large file at about 260 megabytes. The resolution of the photos is higher than in the print edition which I also have. I just wish the information on the individual entries was more complete. Still a monumental work that must have taken thousands of hours to research and write.

    After download back it up as you have a limited time to download it. Once downloaded I transferred copies to multiple thumb drives for backup.

  • 4
    A wanna have

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Feb 2017

    A must for every collector

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